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Maia Wojciechowska

  • In Spain, however, people have found a way of cheating death. They summon it to appear in the afternoon in the bull ring, and they make it face a man. Death — a fighting bull with horns as weapons — is killed by a bullfighter. And the people are there watching death being cheated of its right.

  • A bullfighter must have courage, skill, and grace. And of these courage is the most important.

  • ... you cannot confuse bravery or courage with lack of fear. Real courage, true bravery is doing things in spite of fear, knowing fear.

  • The least a person can ask out of life is to be needed by someone.

  • I knew that he would be a poet, a keeper of other people's dreams.

  • Your poems are like God's birds; they fly into people's hearts.

  • Maybe love can kill better than hate.

  • He was as easy to live with as an alarm clock set to ring at regular intervals.

Maia Wojciechowska, Polish-born U.S. writer

(1927 - 2002)

Full name: Maia Teresa Wojciechowska Rodman.